(born 13 September 1945) is a Belgian
, actor and notorious cream pie
flinger or entarteur
. Godin gained global attention in 1998 when his group ambushed Microsoft
CEO Bill Gates
, pelting the software magnate
with cream pies. After bombarding Gates, Godin allegedly said, "My work is done here."
Godin claims his goal has long been to "entarte" as many people like Gates as possible - people he feels are particularly self-important and lacking a sense of humor. Godin told The New York Times
he chooses "to function in the service of the capitalist status quo, without really using his intelligence or his imagination." He says his sworn enemies are "authority, depressing laws, the return of the moral order, nuclear power, any form of political power."
Since 1969, when Godin planted a cream pie on the face of the French novelist Marguerite Duras
, he has cream-pied dozens more, including choreographer Maurice Béjart
, France's best-known television anchorman Patrick Poivre d'Arvor
, French president Nicolas Sarkozy
and film maker Jean-Luc Godard
A regular target is French philosopher
and writer Bernard-Henri Lévy
. After one attack, in 1985, an enraged Levy was filmed standing over Godin snarling "Get up, or I'll kick your head in".
Godin, who uses the pseudonym
"Georges Le Gloupier" has also inspired an unknown number of followers around the world, who... Read More